From the Stacks at the Poetry Center



Getting ready for the final reading at the Poetry Center. Photo: Hannah Ensor


Everyone should visit the generous, lovely staff at the University of Arizona, Tucson’s Poetry Center. A tremendous thank you to: Tyler, Wendy, Laura, Julie, Renee, the two Sarahs, Aisha, generous docents Marc and Tony, and of course, the inimitable, Hannah Ensor.

Here are my selections from the stacks at the Poetry Center during my recent residency!

The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry edited by Francisco Aragón

A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon by CAConrad

Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics edited by TCTolbert and Tim Trace Peterson

What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America edited by Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey

The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology edited by Nathalie Handal

The Poetics of Space  by Gaston Bachelard

The Complete Poems of Jean Genet by ManRoot Magazine

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

Night Sky With Exit Wounds  by Ocean Vuong

The Service Porch by Fred Moten

The Taxidermist’s Cut by Rajiv Mohabir

Off-Season City Pipe by Hedge Coke

How the End Begins by Cynthia Cruz

Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night by Morgan Parker

A Third Instance by Rosa Alcalá, Graig Watson, and Elizabeth Whitehead

The Lust of Unsentimental Waters by Rosa Alcalá

Undocumentaries by Rosa Alcalá

187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border by Juan Felipe Herrera

Sing by Hedge Coke